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Author looks at haiku's origins, new international craze

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Haikumania is everywhere. Steven Carter, left, a professor of Japanese literature, suggests that haiku has become the most popular poetry form in the world. It has spread even to advertising. As an example, Carter throws Target's recent coupon booklet on his desk. It features "haiku-pons."

Memorial Church weddings offer unique way to say 'I do'

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Wedding Coordinator Melissa Prestinario, with clipboard, stresses that getting married in Memorial Church comes with a set of procedures to which couples must be willing to agree. “It’s not really Rent-a-Church,” she said. The process includes a personality assessment and premarital counseling.

Menthol cigarettes marketed in 'predatory' pattern

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A study led by Lisa Henriksen, left, at the Stanford Prevention Research Center shows that tobacco companies increased the advertising and lowered the sale price of menthol cigarettes in stores near California high schools with larger populations of African-American students.

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